Support Group Info
- General Information
- Handicapped Parking
- Attendance Requirements
- Types of Meetings
- Dates and Details of Upcoming Meetings
Location: All meetings take place in the Allen-Riddle Living Room on the Newton-Wellesley Hospital Campus or in the Shipley Auditorium located on the second floor of the Main Hospital. Unless otherwise specified.**
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Directions to Hospital
Directions to Allen-Riddle Building: Turn off of Route 16 at the traffic light leading into the hospital campus. Drive up the driveway with the parking garage on your right. Allen-Riddle is on your left at the top of the hill.
Directions to Shipley Auditorium: Turn off of Route 16 at the West Entrance to the Main Hospital. Drive up the driveway with the parking lot on your left. Take the West Elevators or South Elevators off of the Main Lobby of the hospital to the second floor and follow the signs to the Cafeteria. Shipley Auditorium is located on the left directly past the cafeteria.
Parking: All support group attendees may park in the visitor lot located at the front of the hospital or the garage at the entrance by the traffic light. Parking located close to the Allen Riddle building should be reserved for handicapped persons and severely physically impaired.
Pre-operative Patients: Prior to scheduling surgery, we require our patients to attend three support group meetings:
This is the minimum number of meetings you need to attend. You can come to more meetings which will provide you with the most information and education available in preparation for your surgery.
Attendance is taken to track compliance. It is your responsibility to make sure your attendance is noted by one of the Newton-Wellesley Hospital's Center for Weight Loss Surgery staff members. If you arrive very late, or leave very early, you will be expected to come to an additional meeting. Always sign the attendance sheet as well.
New Patient Instructional Meetings:
Living with Weight Loss Surgery:
Staff Request: Please limit your questions and discussions with staff persons in the time allocated for the assigned support group. Specific and/or personal questions or concerns should be addressed with staff during normal business hours.
10/16/16: 5:30 pm Sunday Cape and Islands Support Group Meeting Spaulding Rehab Hospital 311 Service Road East Sandwich, MA 508-833-4000 1st Floor Conference Room
11/13/16: 5:30 pm Sunday Cape and Islands Support Group Meeting Spaulding Rehab Hospital 311 Service Road East Sandwich, MA 508-833-4000 1st Floor Conference Room
12/11/16: 5:30 pm Sunday Cape and Islands Support Group Meeting Spaulding Rehab Hospital 311 Service Road East Sandwich, MA 508-833-4000 1st Floor Conference Room
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